Product Showcase – 31/08/2018

September 12, 2018 Richard Eaves No Comments

Welcome to our fortnightly showcase, full of release information and early looks at upcoming developments for the fortnight from 20/08 to 31/08!

Compliance mode – released

Easily resolve compliance issues within rosters

WHAT

  • New roster mode enabling users to quickly identify non-compliant areas within rosters
  • Heat mapping summary to quickly identify days with the most compliance issues
  • Compliance alerts revealed by default in day & roster view

WHY

  • Allow rostering managers to easily identify & resolve the most problematic areas negatively affecting roster health

 

Compliance mode – in design

Exploring second iteration to streamline process

WHAT

  • Split low & critical alerts
  • Filtering at an award rule level
  • Focus on the most important award rules for your business

WHY

  • To provide rostering managers with the tools to resolve compliance issues efficiently

 

Message sending re-design – released

Dramatically reduced sending times

WHAT

  • Reduced message sending time to less than 3 seconds per message

WHY

  • Improve our service quality by delivering messages in times that are expected
  • Preparation for an increase in throughput as we rollout push notifications

 

Push notifications – in development

Employee notifications via push notifications

WHAT

  • Push notifications available for all employee notification types

WHY

  • Frequently requested feature by customers

WHO FOR

  • Customers wanting push notifications

WHEN IS IT DONE

  • Customers can choose to use push notifications for all employee notification types

 

Autofill & optimise roster – phase 3 – in development

Implementing Ento’s autofill & optimise engine

WHAT

Phase 1

  • Autofill empty shifts within a roster

Phase 2

  • Intuitive suggestion review process

Phase 3

  • Optimise rosters contextually via selection
  • Impact summary of autofill & optimise suggestions
  • Accept/dismiss suggestions in bulk

WHY

  • Full visibility of the improvements of the autofill & optimisation process to humanise the automation
  • Control remains with managers by giving them final say for each suggestion

 

Leave blackout periods – in development

Block staff from applying for leave during set periods

WHAT

  • New section under payroll & leave where blackout periods may be configured
  • Blocks staff from applying for leave during these periods
  • Managers will be able to override leave during blackout periods based on permissions

WHY

  • Some businesses, typically retail, have periods where staff are required to be available at all times

 

Late clock out notifications – in development

Email alerts to managers when staff have failed to clock out on time

WHAT

  • Time based configuration via manager permissions
  • Email notifications which aggregate late clock outs every 5 minutes

WHY

  • Help companies to save money on unnecessary late clock outs

 

Roster vital publish check – in design

Check your roster vitals before you publish

WHAT

  • Visibility & breakdowns of roster vitals
  • Block roster publish if your roster vitals are not ok

WHY

  • Understand your rosters vitals before publishing or submitting a roster
  • Have confidence rostering managers are building rosters that look after your business vitals

 

Costing mode – in concept

Control & review unhealthy rosters

WHAT ARE WE SOLVING

  • It’s difficult to can’t easily identify areas where spend can be reduced

WHY

  • Improve visibility of where costs land on your roster

WHO FOR

  • Rostering managers and regional managers

WHEN IS IT DONE

  • You can identify, get insights into & resolve costing issues within your roster

 

Other features

Keyboard shortcuts in the new roster builder – released

  • Command-C/Ctrl-C: Copy the selected item to the clipboard. This applies to shifts & notes
  • Command-V/Ctrl-V: Paste the contents of the clipboard
  • Delete: Delete the selected item
  • Esc: Cancel

 

Roster settings, row hiding & reordering – released

Allows rostering managers to fully customise their roster view to work as efficiently as possible

 

Visual improvements to our new roster builder – released

Find & interpret information quicker with cleaner visuals

 

Timesheet driven demand – in development

Using previous timesheets as a demand driver in the absence of sales or footfall

 

Roster health bar – in development

Live health metrics & health status displayed within the roster builder

 

Shift notes for employees – in development

Communicate extra information, via custom shift data, to employees. Great for that extra information your staff need to do their job. E.g. site address, client bill codes, service notes

 

New roster builder finalisation – in development

Rounding out & polish of a number of features within the new roster builder

 

Roster vital preferences – in concept

Configuration to define company vitals & their thresholds

 

Bulk workflow creation – in concept

Kick off ‘mid-employee-lifecycle’ workflows in bulk to filtered groups of employees

 

 

See you next fortnight for another update! Feel free to check out past fortnights here.

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